|Passive-Aggressive (Negativisitic) Patient Therapy Notes - Sam Vaknin|
The problem is, he says, that he regards psychotherapy as a form of con-artistry: "psychotherapists are snake oil salesmen, latter-day witch doctors, only less efficient." He hates to feel cheated or deceived. Does he often feel that way? He laughs dismissively: he is too clever for run-of-the-mill crooks. He is often underestimated by them. Do other people besides crooks underestimate him? He admits to being unappreciated and underpaid at work...
Keywords: passive-aggressive negativistic personality disorder; dsm; therapy; therapist; psychotherapy; sabotage; obstruction; frustration; rage; aggression; paranoia; paranoid; ideas of reference
|Narcissistic Humiliation and Injury - Sam Vaknin|
The narcissist interprets everything as addressed to his person ("ad hominem") rather than to his actions. The list of things, real or imagined, by which a narcissist might be slighted is dizzying indeed. When contradicted, when deprived of special treatment, when subjected to an attitude or comment which he judges to contravene his grandiose, superior self-image or his sense of entitlement â he is beside himself with indignant rage...
Keywords: narcissist; narcissism; grandiosity; reality; false self; fantasy; slights; insults; narcissistic injury; rage; paranoia; paranoid; persecutory; delusions; ideas of reference; ad hominem; personality disorder
|Narcissist Reacts to Criticism, Disagreement, Disapproval - Sam Vaknin|
Like a trapped animal, the narcissist is forever on the lookout: was this comment meant to demean him? Was this utterance a deliberate attack? Gradually, his mind turns into a chaotic battlefield of paranoia and ideas of reference until he loses touch with reality and retreats to his own world of fantasised and unchallenged grandiosity. But, hereâs the twist: When the disagreement or criticism or disapproval or approbation are public, though, the narcissist tends to regard them as Narcissistic ...
Keywords: narcissist; narcissistic personality disorder; false self; grandiosity; disagreement; narcissistic supply; criticism; disapproval; mockery; ideas of reference; slights; insult; hypervigilance; paranoid; hypervigilant; paranoid; reality; denial
|Psychosis, Delusions, and Personality Disorders - Sam Vaknin|
Everything You Need to Know about Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Abuse - click on this link: http://www.narcissistic-abuse.com/faq1.html A delusion is "a false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that is firmly sustained despite what almost everyone else believes and despite what constitutes incontrovertible and obvious proof or evidence to the contrary". A hallucination is a "sensory perception that has the compelling sense of reality of a true perception but that occurs w...
Keywords: psychosis; delusions; psychotic; hallucinations; reality test; microepisodes; personality disorders; confirmation bias; ideas of reference; narcissistic; schizotypal; borderline; paranoid; histrionic; grandiose; magical; referential; auditory; gustatory; olfactory; somatic; tactile; visual; hypnagogic; hypnopompic
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|Narcissistic Injury, Wound, Scar, and Rage - Sam Vaknin|
Narcissistic Injury An occasional or circumstantial threat (real or imagined) to the narcissist's grandiose and fantastic self-perception (False Self) as perfect, omnipotent, omniscient, and entitled to special treatment and recognition, regardless of his actual accomplishments (or lack thereof). Narcissistic Wound A repeated or recurrent identical or similar threat (real or imagined) to the narcissist's grandiose and fantastic self-perception (False Self) as perfect, omnipotent, omniscient, and...
Keywords: Narcissistic Injury; Narcissistic wound; Narcissistic scar; Narcissistic rage; anger; slight; insult; false self; narcissistic supply; hypervigilance; paranoia; paranoid; ideas of reference; l narcissist; narcissism; personality disorder; criticism; disagreement; sensitivity; mockery
|Narcissist as the Center of the World: Referential Delusions and Ideas of Reference - Sam Vaknin|
Everything You Need to Know about Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Abuse - click on this link: http://www.narcissistic-abuse.com/faq1.htmlThe narcissist is the centre of the world. He is not merely the centre of HIS world - as far as he can tell, he is the centre of THE world. This Archimedean delusion is one of the narcissist's most predominant and all-pervasive cognitive distortions. The narcissist feels certain that he is the source of all events around him, the origin of all the emotions of his...
Keywords: narcissist; narcissism; referential delusions; ideas of reference; gossip; mockery; ridicule; plotting; paranoia; paranoid; conspiracy; persecutory; conversation; attention; narcissistic supply; admiration; criticism; fear; notorious; famous; ignored; indifference; focus; locus of control; ideation; egotist; self; others; group; smear campaign; rumors; malicious; intentions; plans